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Hi Shelley, thanks for your info. I feel better being able to talk to someone who has had hernia surgery before, and it's reassuring to know that a hernia repair can hold up that well! By the way, that's so cool that you have twins! And I'll remember what you said about the pillow and not laughing! I just found out about this hernia so I haven't actually seen a surgeon yet, but I'm working on getting in.
Those blockages sound scary! And that tube must have been nasty. I do hope my cramping doesn't mean anything serious! It hasn't happened much in a few weeks, but it is unusual, and I do sort of wonder if it's related to the mass and will certainly mention it to the doctor. The mass is pretty close to the hernia, so I'm particularly anxious to see what's going on. I had X-rays and ultrasound but they didn't help in figuring out what the mass was, so I'm having an MRI Tuesday that will hopefully be able to shed some light on it. I do know that I am severely backed up and I only wish I had a way of emptying my bowels before the hernia surgery. I am keeping them very loose though. I hope the anesthesia will not cause more of a buildup than I already have because I do feel quite a bit of pressure on the hernia sometimes. Maybe it won't be as bad if I opt for open surgery and am able to have just a local anesthetic?

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I kind of get into "mom mode" when sharing with younger people.Everything I say is based on my experiences, I would never want you to feel like I am pushing you, and never ignore your dr A few questions:
Who found your hernia?
Can you push it back thru the hole?
Are you in pain with the hernia?
Regarding 💩, it can't hurt, at all, to use extra miralax, Fleet enema. Have you ever used an enema? If you choose to use it, following the instructions to lie down on your side, keep it in as long as you possibly can. This is critical to allow the enema to work. I count in sets of 20, to keep me focused on the time and distracted from the unpleasant feelings and the strong urge to poop. The rocking helps the strong urge come and go several times. Using the enema will also let you know if you do have 💩 in your anus that wants to be expelled. If this is the case then you will see poop on the enema tip, when you pull it out. I have way too much knowledge on this. LOL!! I. can keep it in longer if I get on my knees and rock back and forth, side to side. I take a pillow in the bathroom to rest my head on.
Describe your build up symptoms.
What do you consider as loose 💩?
The mass, you say it near the hernia..that is in your groin, is this correct?
That is near the anal/anus, impactions usually occur much higher than that. Do you feel you have 💩 near /in the anus? You probably would have fairly intense pressure that you need to poop.
Have you had 💩 that is hard to expel?
You can do a trial run with the enema and miralax anytime, so you don't have to worry about 💩 problems with the surgery.
Non of our family hernias were done with a local, it was always with light weight general anesthesia.
The X-rays you had, where were they focused?
I always get a standing and laying down X-ray, cuz the air/gas changes between the two, giving a better chance to really see the whole large colon and just what is inside. The X-ray is fast and simple.
Good luck, keep me posted, if you want to. Shelley